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August 28, 2015
Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (Shanghai), a Sinopec subsidiary, reports profits of 1.77 billion renminbi ($277.3 million) in the first half of 2015 compared with a loss of Rmb123.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopec-Shanghai-Petrochemical-swings-to-profit_73306.html
August 28, 2015
The Indian government has invited companies to build and operate a world-scale, gas-based ammonia-urea complex at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh State. The facility will be designed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Indian-government-invites-bids-for-urea-project-allocates-gas_73301.html
August 28, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded the front-end engineering design contract by Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical (BSR), a subsidiary of state-owned PetroVietnam, for its Dung Quat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Amec-Foster-Wheeler-awarded-refinery-contract-in-Vietnam_73298.html
August 28, 2015
Invista Performance Technologies, Invista’s (Wichita, KS) technology and licensing business,  has obtained the right to license Beijing Huiersanji Green Chem’s (Green Chem; Beijing) fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) offgas technology outside China. Green Chem’s technology has already been licensed to refineries within China....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Invista-to-market-Chinese-firms-FCC-offgas-technology_73229.html
August 27, 2015
Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO), the largest producer and marketer of fertilizers in India, has teamed up with Mitsubishi Corp. in a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/IFFCO-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-form-agchems-JV-in-India_73213.html
August 27, 2015
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each reports improved financial results for the first half of 2015. Sinopec’s chemicals business swung to a profit, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Chemical-businesses-of-Sinopec-and-PetroChina-report-improved-results_73225.html
August 27, 2015
BASF, SK Chemicals (Seoul) and Solvay are in discussions, which may lead to the construciton of a hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) project at Ulsan, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/BASF-Solvay-and-SK-mull-hydrogen-peroxide-propylene-oxide-production-in-South-Korea_73221.html
August 27, 2015
The Chinese government says that China's top procuratorate has accused 11 officials and port executives of neglecting the management of storage and transportation of hazardous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Tianjin-disaster-Prosecutors-accuse-11-officials-and-port-executives-of-neglect_73219.html
August 27, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday inaugurated its neodymium butyl rubber (Nd-BR) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, adjacent to Lanxess’s existing butyl rubber facility. The 140,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/Lanxess-inaugurates-butyl-rubber-plant-in-Singapore_73216.html
August 27, 2015
BASF today announced that it has begun production of methylene di-para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) at Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-starts-MDI-production-at-Chongqing_73215.html
August 27, 2015
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, which is an affiliate of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), says that Cenan Ozmeral will retire as Myriant's president and CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Myriant-appoints-new-CEO_73214.html
August 26, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that, on 26 August, it completed the previously announced acquisition of Polypore International (Charlotte, NC). Asahi Kasei had announced in February that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-completes-acquisition-of-Polypore-after-3M-purchases-Polypores-separations-media-business-for-$1-0-billion_73210.html
August 26, 2015
Privately owned industrial gases group Messer (Bad Soden, Germany) has commissioned a specialty gases plant at Suzhou, China. The company has invested €33 million ($37.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Messer-commissions-specialty-gases-plant-in-China_73173.html
August 26, 2015
DuPont says that it has appointed John Chrosniak as president of its sustainable solutions business effective 1 September. Chrosniak succeeds James Weigand, who has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DuPont-appoints-heads-of-DuPont-Teijin-Films-JV-and-sustainable-solutions-business_73178.html
August 26, 2015
Al Ghaith Industries (Abu Dhabi) has chosen Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) to build a $150-million chlor-alkali facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, in two phases. Nuberg says the first phase will include a 350-m.t./day caustic soda plant and a 60-m.t./day hydrogen peroxide plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Al-Ghaith-selects-Nuberg-for-$150-million-chlor-alkali-project_73186.html
August 26, 2015
There was a huge drop in benzene import volumes into China during July, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Taking into account the monthly volumes so far in 2015, ranging from a low...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/China-benzene-imports-plummet_73180.html
August 26, 2015
The diversified, private-sector Adani Group (Ahmedabad, India) has announced plans to invest 250 billion Indian rupees ($3.78 billion) in two projects in the central Indian state of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Adani-to-invest-in-coal-based-fertilizer-complex-in-the-Indian-state-of-Chhattisgarh_73176.html
August 26, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to establish a research center at São Paulo. The center will be called Latin America Research Center, and it will focus on efficacy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-establish-R-and-D-center-in-Brazil_73172.html
August 24, 2015
Prompt US benzene spot prices dropped below the $2.00 per gallon ($599/m.t.) market on Monday for the first time in six months, following direction from the decline in the Asian and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/US-benzene-hits-six-month-low-on-weaker-crude-and-Asian-markets_73139.html
August 24, 2015
An explosion and fire in a chemical plant at Zibo in Shandong Province, China at about 9:00 p.m. on 22 August has killed one employee and injured nine, China's official Xinhua press...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Explosion-at-chemical-plant-in-China-kills-1-injures-9_73131.html
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